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dc.identifier.other10965 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is a landscape-formatted book in fair to poor condition. The cover's picture of four frogs sitting on pods is marred by a remnant of tape near one frog's mouth and a small chip missing in the upper left corner. The back cover has come free of the book. The colored pictures in large, full-page format are very nice. There is nothing printed on the verso of a picture page. As with McLoughlin's other oversize books, these chromolithographs here are excellent. The stages of the verse story here are unusual, perhaps a conflation of several fables. One frog, Master Croaker, suggests to the others that they get out of their bog and enjoy the city. Old Uncle Spotty-coat replies that they are better off in their native pond. The former wins out, and even the latter goes along to the city. The second chromolithograph of the "march" to the city is exquisite. One larger frog holds a younger one by hand as they walk along, while others hop. Soon they are tired and hungry, and a sleepy old cow comes along and crushes Spotty-coat flat on the road without even knowing it. When Spotty-coat's wife soon wants to travel no further, Master Croaker spies water and has her brought to it, where she is promptly seized upon by a pickerel. Soon three cranes gobble them up the remnant on the road. Only one frog survives. Bottle-green finds a friendly duck family in a friendly pond and lives well with them there. "Be content if you can, with the blessings you have; but always look well, ere you leap."en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityNo Authoren_US
dc.publisherMcLoughlin Brothersen_US
dc.titleThe Discontented Frogsen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.acquired.locationBrattle Books, Bostonen_US
dc.cost.usCost: 90en_US
dc.subject.local1One storyen_US

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